Tough businesswomen, Manhattan fashionista’s and Brooklyn babies, they all love their cupcakes. But not only in New York, in practically the whole world cupcakes have become quite a phenomenon since a few years. The small cake baked in a cup-shaped foil or paper container and typically iced, has conquered planet earth and even has its own day of celebration?! Well, to be exact: the world hasn’t coincided yet. Some sources say it is celebrated on March 3, others say August 15, August 18 and even December 15 is known as cupcake day. But who cares, the more the merrier!

For those who have a sweet tooth – like me – these are definitely the best three cupcakes I’ve tasted in the city…until now of course: the cupcake quest never ends.

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Besides their delicious icing&cake, this bakery in Nolita has the looks. The outside benches, white awnings and outside art make Little Cupcake Bakeshop the prettiest of them all. Famous is their Brooklyn Blackout Cake, even hailed by the press the “Best Chocolate Cake in America”.

30 Prince Street / visit website


The cupcake sisters have landed in New York! In 2012, the famous sisters Sophie and Katherine – stars of the hit series DC Cupcakes on TLC – opened Georgetown cupcake in a typical Soho building and as an experience expert, I have to say: these cupcakes are pure delight. Airy-fairy cake and delicate icing. So, Georgetown in Soho; an absolute go-go.

111 Mercer Street / visit website


We had the real-life television bakery, the prettiest bakery, and I think Magnolia is the most featured bakery of them all. The cupcakes of Magnolia shine in al lot of movies, series, name it. The chain of bakeries is founded in New York and the first opened in 1996 at Bleecker <walktour> In my opinion, Magnolia in the Village is the coolest location.

 401 Bleecker Street / visit website

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